Nebraska, Texas, other states sue to end ‘Dreamers’ program once and for all

Nebraska, Texas, other states sue to end ‘Dreamers’ program once and for all
A crowd listens to speakers at the "Defend DACA: Here To Stay" rally at Omaha's Plaza De La Raza on Sept. 10, 2017. (World-Herald News Service)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.

The lawsuit announced Tuesday comes a week after a federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Immigrants under the Obama-era program are commonly referred to as “Dreamers.” Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had threatened legal action for the past year if the DACA program didn’t come to a halt.

Joining Texas in the lawsuit are Nebraska, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, South Carolina and West Virginia.

A federal judge in Washington called the Department of Homeland Security’s rationale against the program “arbitrary and capricious.” He gave the Trump administration 90 days to make a new case.

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